• BATSMEN
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    SR
    21.2 similar delivery, this time tried to be swung down the ground and doesn't time it, tough chance for long-off running to his right but takes the catch. Makes it look easy in the end. The medium pace was too tempting for Smith and he miscued the straight lofted drive and no amount of thin air was taking that for six 122/3
    4.5 that's the end of that! Keeping it short of a length has done the trick, Gayle got too far underneath the shot as he tried to pull over deep midwicket, but it still took a very well judged catch from Behardien in the deep as he had to adjust at the last moment 36/1
    9.5 swings back into the left hander and looked pretty good! Johnson opts for the review, hoping it pitched outside leg. No-ball is fine. Struck on the knee roll. Pitches well inside the line, smashing middle and leg. Johnson completely worked over by Steyn and Philander. 63/2
    24.6 full and wide, Samuels drives off balance and finds extra-cover! Who leaps above his head to take a smart catch. Samuels reaching out for this, got into a poor position to try and drive it away and found the fielder 148/4
    41.2 heaved off a length from just outside off aiming leg side, sliced top edge out towards deep square where Faf du Plessis holds a fine catch. Difficult to judge that and he had to dive forward in the end but held on very well. Total miscue from the batsman, ran out of patience at this miserable situation 253/7
    36.6 picks out mid on...Steyn deserved that. Regardless of the match situation he has charged in, this was a short one, close to the body, cramped Carter for room as he pulled and it carried low towards the edge of the circle 231/5
    37.2 oh boy, not the highest quality piece of cricket you'll see! But they all count for Tahir. It was a huge long hop, Russell went for the pull and couldn't have picked out deep midwicket any better 232/6
    not out
    25
    51
    41
    3
    0
    60.97
    not out
    21
    33
    25
    2
    0
    84.00
    Extras
    24 (b 8, lb 4, nb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    291/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.82)
    Did not bat: JE Taylor, SJ Benn
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel10.004324.30405022
    VD Philander10.006926.90319150
    DW Steyn10.002912.90412020
    JP Duminy4.003909.7574100
    Imran Tahir10.006016.00274210
    F Behardien6.003916.50102100
    Fall of wickets:1-36 (CH Gayle, 4.5 ov), 2-63 (LR Johnson, 9.5 ov), 3-122 (DR Smith, 21.2 ov), 4-148 (MN Samuels, 24.6 ov), 5-231 (JL Carter, 36.6 ov), 6-232 (AD Russell, 37.2 ov), 7-253 (D Ramdin, 41.2 ov)

Match Notes

Struggling

One

Number of half-centuries by Chris Gayle in his last 14 ODI innings, stretching back to June 2013. An average of 15.92

Quadruples

12

12th ODI score over 400. Of which five were by India, three by SA. Five of the twelve were in India, four in SA.

Trifecta

3

This is the first time there has been three centuries in an ODI innings. There had been 116 instances of two centuries in an innings prior to this.